An officially amazing day with Guinness World Records!

A few weeks ago my eldest daughter and I were invited to join in on a Bloggers fun day event held by the Guinness World Records team in London. A very exciting event to attend which also meant it was a day trip to London {you can read about what we got up to in the spare time we had!} for Ellie and me. Ellie has never been to London before so I was pretty excited for her and all she would get to see in one day. Plus it was also pretty amazing to be able to bring her along to something related to my blog. It’s a first for us so the whole experience was pretty exciting and she would also get to meet some Blogger friends of mine and their children too.

Before finding the GWR offices, we bumped into Colette from Going on an Adventure and Jenny from The Brick Castle along with their beautiful children. It was also cool to see John from DadBlogUK with his lovely daughter Helen there too. It’s always nice to see some familiar faces at these sort of events!

Once we got inside we were given our own name tags {Ellie thought this was particularly cool and made her feel quite important} and she was also given a goodie bag that contained lots of goodies including the Guinness World Records 2016 Book & the Gamers edition 2016 as well. Lucky girl! Her being a big gamer it didn’t take long for that to be in her hands and transfixed on its contents.

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We were soon split into two groups {Team Kurt & Team Bertie} & we got to listen to some of the guys chat about the books, what’s involved in putting them all together and the kids got to fill out a booklet throughout those sessions {to make sure they were listening!} 😉

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Ellie loves doing that sort of thing so she was having a ball. For Ellie and I personally, the gamers edition session was the most exciting session for us but listening to the editor and chief of GWR, Craig, talk to us about the amazing statues around the world was pretty amazing too.

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After a few sessions {and the kids filling themselves with the amazing spread the GWR team put on for us all} we were put into taxis to taken to the next part of our Officially amazing Bloggers fun day with the GWR team.

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We walked into this lovely little venue to meet some actual world record breakers and even the official adjudicator Anna from Cbeebies shows Officially amazing.

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We got to watch record breakers show us their skills in many different skills such as speed cup stacking {which is something my Ellie has always been a fan of}, impressive football skills from John Farnworth {which I knew would have BLOWN my son’s mind if he had come along} and some seriously impressive hula hooping skills.

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However, once we’d seen all of that we got to break some records ourselves. This part was lots of fun! The kid’s {and adults too} could attempt to break the record for the most wood collected in Minecraft n a tablet, picking up the most lego bricks with just your fingers, the most front & backhand claps and so on.

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The fabulous presenter there decided to point out to the whole room that there was in fact, some Mums & Dads with us that were Record breakers too, which made the heads of the little people along the floor spin round in amazement. They were asked to raise their hands….so we did.

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We got our Guinness World record from Britmums 2015 for the most Mummies wrapped as Mummies in 3mins. Even thinking back to that event {as amazing as it was} hurts my arms & shoulders! Other ‘wrapped’ Mummies will know my pain!

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One part of the day that I did not expect was to end up on the official GWR official attempt team at the end of the day. It should have been Jenny from The Brick Castle up there, but I unintentionally beat her by one brick! {Sorry again Jenny, lol}. It was terrifying and I botched it due to nerves but the seeing the pride on my daughter’s face made it all so unbelievably worth it.

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But the biggest congratulations goes to the John Farnworth to reclaiming his GWR {for the most heel kicks with a football} and for Mummy from the Hearts son winning one too {For the most wood collected in Minecraft on a tablet!}.

You can find these amazing books here and I can personally tell you the gamers edition would make the best gift for any gamer out there.

This was an amazing event to be invited too and a huge thank you for the Guinness World Record team for inviting us. We had the best time and since getting home I have found two of my children like this…

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How officially amazing is that!! 

Disclosure: Our travel was covered to attend this event and we were given copies of the GWR16 to take home and enjoy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

*A big thank you to the talented photographer Ivan Gonzalez and the GWR team for use of their photographs throughout the day.

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12 Comments

  1. 05/11/2015 / 1:30 PM

    Awesome post 😀 I’m gutted you didn’t break the record, even more gutted you beat me. You beat me fair and square though, you deserved it! – but a rematch is definitely on! 😀
    I forgot to mention the name badges. My youngest has worn his to school all week! 😀

  2. 05/11/2015 / 7:54 PM

    LOVED being able to spend some time with you and watching our kids get on so well 😀 You’d think they’d known each other for ever x

  3. 06/11/2015 / 9:07 AM

    Oh wow! What an amazing day. I’m always fascinated by the world record holders and the things some people are able to do!

  4. Kat | Beau Twins
    06/11/2015 / 9:15 AM

    What a fun packed day you had. Looks like lots of interesting activities were put on for you all to enjoy. We have a collection of books dating way back. It’s an iconic book and a great Christmas gift. Xx

  5. 06/11/2015 / 10:46 AM

    Oh Debs, what an absolutely amazing day. How exciting to be able to attempt world records too. Would love to do something like this one day.

  6. 06/11/2015 / 8:19 PM

    Looks like you two have had a fantastic day! And by the way, how skinny are you looking!? Really hope I get to bring my two to something like this in the future – looks like it was action packed x

  7. 07/11/2015 / 7:22 AM

    Sounds like an amazing day spent in London, well done you two!xx

  8. Ally Messed Up Mum
    07/11/2015 / 9:27 AM

    Ah mate, I wish I could’ve been at this one, it looks ace and would’ve been lovely to have seen you! The mummies… hahah! Looks like a boss day, glad you finally got to go to an event, I know you get asked to loads but none accommodate the fact you’re not even on the same island as us, haha! xx

  9. 07/11/2015 / 9:48 AM

    That looks like so much fun! What a great event to attend, I love the records that they try and break!

  10. 08/11/2015 / 11:49 AM

    Looks a great day out and pleased you and Ellie had fun – love the look on your face during the Lego build 🙂

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